The Austin Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Ed. 1 Thursday, April 2, 1891 Page: 1 of 8
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AUSTIN WEEKLY STATESMAN THURSDAY APRIL 2. 1881.
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oi:r:s ce of the govern -
i.1 HOME TOWARD
'iV:$ '.EPLY TO BAEON FAVA.
I --ting Their Government to
.lie United State to Ullier
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. April 1. The Times says fi
ivemment wishes to make it-
i ler and vindicator of persons
led for the assassination of
( hii f i i!M"-sey and it wishes to constitute
Ueli n. t;;tim.mt for damages in their be
half it. .si first assume certain clearly
'.k-li.'ufc '.'.!u;;ttioii3. For one it must dem-
on iii-ute 1 hit; the victims of the mob or some
at rKin .!'! i Italian citizens. That point
is in i!.Jiii)t. Next it will have to answer
the whether any or all of these
iiu'ii luiu .i teoord of criminality and law
oreaiw.g Li Italy; whether they were or
.veit hoi Members of a band of murderers
1T'1 in- iu their native country; and
irir native country sent them
u deportation was cheaper than
I' short and speaking oi the
.'"nationally as men view it bn-
v t'i' ! talian government cannot go
i v i t .eg its claim for compensation in
mi'.j w.iliout virtually constituting it-
h- .';. 'n)gist and defender of the cut
t; o. ii:- Malia.
(ill)' AN ITALIAN CONSUL SAYS.
r 'i:u i ha Pa . April 1. The Italian
i ii' .nows nothing of the reason
;r.M lie Java's recall. Speaking of
;i i.- : e outcome of the disturbance at
v.v t r ;-i the consul said: "1 do not
o v ..; reparation my government
"!.' u: r 'ovided the United States fails
tiiii.' -. action in the matter. Cer-
: ' 'nil taken by the government
n. i has not been diplomatic. The
! ! paratiou that can be made in
ii hat kind is the arrest of the
i'v mob. That certainly has not
in this case."
;E OllAHAM S OPINION.
lis. April 1. Judge Graham
about the Italian minister's
' was unwilling to believe the
: rv nment had recalled Baron de
'.'in state of Louisiana is invesli-
t . lynching affair and until the
itiiiw is finished ry) con-
i hi be reaned. """1 tm'l
h said "that any question
ii' ; nal law is involved. An
' i w Orleans has the same prj-
.! . s extended our own citizens
me lawlessly harms the Italian
ji i nt has no more to do with it
talian citizen should be as-
' n. in Chicago. In the latter
: mid be expected thectty would
:. 'i s to iunish the difnider but
' . ivernment would have no oc-
;rfere. 1 . ' KS SKL'DKITIES AKFECTKD.
... ' jrill. American securities are
i :...: sequence of Iluron Fava's re-
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'I IKKICAN COUltESl'ONDENl'E.
mi:. A; i 1 1. Humors circulated in the
i ;.--1.!' i that a number of Americans
u. i i 'r . lined in custody here as host-
f.ir . future good treatment of
i-:m fir in the United States is classed
: )ol s joke of very bad taste.
- nce of the dispatches ex-
:". veen the Italian and United
... iments is that Italy asked in
!i. it fair legal process should be
ii ;ainst the culprits regarding
' at ii':i;ii
i iii cui' inon assassins. Italy incewiae
:t-ir'l iwi-i.i 'emnity f r the families of the
juV.i ;.i!l-i 'ii New Orleans by the mob
v ivcli ii v.i'i'-'d the jail there.
To t! i i'. quests the United States an
it'er'tk" 'in i vered the constitution of the
i.'ui'i'ij iSi.at.-s gave but limited powers to
t in' I )ra' ;overnment in regard to inter--
fi;:i the various states of the Union
m t..t ! n-'i d States government affirmed
its 1 1 ii. viitionsin the matter.
' -. i . gi ifie of the proceedings Baron
i'.i' (.. in i. i9 of his letters to the Italian
n'yjri nuiea .. remarks the above reply shows
:i a.-sire in t ;un time and it was no prac
tice sctm'.i of the question. The answer
fr.M" r.4l' ;ngtou was regarded unsatis
''ii-rr. i'alv instructed Baron Fav
ori M;i rcl; to press the two original
(k'.nn'.id.s :i tde upon the United States
g.v.ermiiei.' and in the event of his failing
to ..hium .ii.Lisfaction to leave Washington
i!'te; i r.n - ing the care of the legation at
v. -iiM.iii .':': i- to his hrst secretary
B iro i .'-"av.i next reported to his govern-
rv.Mit tti:i iui instructions had been carried
-j- ; i d ('(.' ired that as Washington had
p.'! i.iiiU'n.'! .ts duties as acivil government
lux nri-.-'is was unnecessary in wasning-
t":i. Tiii j .i. tion on the part of Baron Fava
tui.i l'i'. - '':irnment is not regaraeaasa
Uv).j'i.if:i.' npture. It is merely the first
ii"i tuA'.trds such a rupture. Later in tne
; .y I' ilv'l .'.'I iea UlS government uiu u
I'd-eiH .v.- a: to the Unitea
h i i irt.'!n presented and he was ready
-m -Siington if within a reasonable
satisfaction was re--n
the United States
This is the end so far as
ding the exchange of tele-
ii.. Italian cabinet win meet
Mi!.. . ' ' 11 resolve what further steps
an- t'. i- ' . .. n in the New Orleans matter
:y i. ' : ! V .
il-.v. ' : 1 1. Porter American minis-
t.'i y .'. '-. " requested the Italian govsrn-
; 1 '3 patient explaining the
.vi .it.c ..he way of a speedy settlement
... .no in ill tllft I V fl fill i P tr
IIE BARON'S NOTE.
; i- . ;:il 1. The tenor of Baron
i.iva"' -" to Blaine is that what Italy
vtu .1 11 asks is the federal govern-
me:.'. ': utee that regular legal pro-
foeiin ' I be taken against ;thexcul-
i r.i- .' '. New Orleans lynching 'and
t.i i p. :-'i ral government will admit in
p-i: j .... obligation to pay indemnity to
ta ? uii'."s of the victims.
rim ui . .'ddsthat Italy can not and is
no' "idl.i.1 . nn todi9cn?s Amiricftn insti
tutions but must urge upon the federal
government the observation ot the princi-
ples of viternational law. Italy hopes that
the federal government will appreciate the
obligations incumbent on it as a govern-
ment of a civilized country to accede to
Iialy's just demands. If this should not
be the cae the king's minister must by
order of his government declare that he
quits a jiostwhere his legitimate action as
tne King s representative has proved lnenl
rncious. It is believed that unless Baron
Fava receives a favorable reply within a
week he will leave Washington for this
WHAT TH KY WANT DONF..
PvOme April l.IiiiUmntial Italians ad-
vise the Italian uovenimeiit to send a circu
Iar note to friendly powers donouncingthe
United States as being confessedly unable
to insure justice in the United States and as
impotent to iulhll thedutiesot civil govern
During the course of an interview today
with the Associated Press correspondent
Marquis Ui Kudini said personally he was
kindly disposed towards the Uniied States
government and expressed the hope thui
the civil authorities in the Unittd States
woud notfailin theirduties toward society
justice morality and law. ruDlin opinion
however lie added demands a in re ener
getic course of action. The United St.ves
government he continued does not per-
ceive that it is in the wrong and a dinlo
malic rupture is inevitable.
Washington April 1. Secretary Blaine
has arranged to have an interview witn the
president this afternoon. It is supposed
he will submit his reply to Baron Fava'e
last n ite before any statement is made
public respecting the correspondence be-
tween the government of the United States
uuniNi was ot'T
Home. April 1. United States Minister
A J. Porter yesterday called to see Mar-
quis de lludiiii Italian premier who how-
ever was absent from the city. Porter in
the absence of the marquis saw under sec-
retary tor foreign affaits Sinur D'Arco.
Porter's interview with Signor D'Arco
lasted about two hours and during the
course of the conversation which was con-
ducted in Knglish the Uni ed Stales min-
ister expressed regret at the fact that the
Italian government had thought lit to re
ca 1 Uaron Fava and generally speaking
thought tliH United States government
womd not deny any request of the Italian
government il "there was reason and tair
ui-ss in such demands. Porter also prom-
ised to place before the United States gov
ernmental Aashingtoii the substanoe of
the conversation which took place between
himself and Signor D'Arco.
Incidentally Potter also suggested that
the Italian goverment should wait until the
time came before taking further action in
the hope that a satisfactory answer migh
be received from Washington. Belore
Porter lefi Smnor d'Arco's office the latter
said: "Supposea dozen American citizens
were murdered in an Italian city and wa
pleaded impotence to punish the murder-
ers because the city in which the murders
occurred enjoyed an autonomous fcrm of
government what opinion would you in
the United States and what opinion would
the civilized world at large have in regard
to our plea?"
"Air Porter thereupon endeavored to
make clear to Signor D'Arco the relations
of the federal government to the individual
states as fixed by the constitution but
Signor D'Arco was not satisfied and replied
wi.il some heat: "We have nothing to do
with your constitution. If you find it
wanting you must mend it. You know it
is no constitution worthy of a free civil-
ized country if it does not insure puuish-
ment for crime and pio ectien tor the
In conclusion Porter a?aia promised to
place before the United States government
the subsiance of the oonvtrsatiou whiih
had taken piace between him and Signor
Late in the day Baron Fava sent a cable-
gram to Marquis Di Uuilini stating thai he
had seen President Harrison and that there
was an improvement in the outlook ot at-
Washington Anril 1. The following
correspondence between Secretary Blaine
and Baron Fava is made puouc in tne de-
partment of state tonight (translation);
HOYAL LEGATION OF ITALY I
Washington. D. 0.. March 31 1891 .f
To the Secietary of State :
By my two notes ot tne tatu ana istn
inst. 1 had the honor to call your Excel-
lency's seiious attention to an occurrence
of exceptional gravity which took place at
New Orleans on the 11th whereby four sub-
jectsof the King of Italy.who were confined
in a prison of that city were massacreed by
a ciowd under the leadership of two
American citizens. After having
formally protested against the
unjustifiable conduct of the local
authorities which wr re evidently recreant
to all theirduties on that occasion I re-
served to the government of his majesty
the right to demand such satisfaction as it
might thins proper. Since the occurrences
in question constituted a patent violation
of the stipulations of the treaty in force be
tween our two countries which secures to
Italian subjects residing in the United
States the same protection that is enjoyed
by American citizens and which has al-
ways been extended to the latter in Italian
territory the reparation demanded by the
governor of the kingdom as I have had the
honor to inform you in our interviews held
during the last few days was to consist oi
the following points:
1. The officiul assurance by the Federal
government that Ihe guilty parties should
be brought to justice.
2. The recognition in principle that in-
demnity is due 10 the relatives of the vic-
tims. Your Excellency was pleased to declare
to me that the Federal government did not
think that it could take this view of
the case it declined to take the two afore-
said demands into consideration.
Under these circumstances the govern-
ment of His Majesty considering that the
legitimate action oi the king's minister at
Washington becomes inefficacious has
ordered me to take my leave. In obedience
to the instructions which I have received I
have the honor to announce to Your Ex-
cellency that I am going to leave Washing-
ton as speedily as possible leaving the
Marquis Imperial His Majesty's secretary
of lenatiop.in charge of the current business
of the Royal Lebanon. Be pleased to ac-
cept Mr. Secretary of State the renewed
assurance of my highest consideration.
(signed.) ' Fata.
His Kxcellencv James (. Blaine. Secre
tary of State dc Washington Department
Washington April I. Marquis Imperial
Charge d' Affaires etc: Sir I have the
honor to acknowledge the receipt of the
note of Yesterday's date from Baron Fava
ho Ur.i ".h :he IiitUm legjiiun in yo.;r
charge. I beg to express the sincere re-
gret with which the government of the
United States receives the intelligence of
Baron Fava's speedy departure from this
capital. Though he has more lhan once
mti miltp.t t.hi.4 tnmnlA tha irnvArnniant .if
the United States has been unable to see POINTS IN THE HISTORY OF
baron's service here for the p ist ten j ears I CURRY
has been distinguished at all times by f
A SLICK ARTIST.
most agreeauie relations witn tne execu
tive department ol this government.
Regret at his leaving is ei hanced when
as the president believes he has been re
called under a misapprehension of fait? by
me government oi uaiy.
The first demand thus stated by Baron
Fava is slightly changed in phrase from
inai. empioyeu Dy nun in nis many vernal
requests based on a telegram from Marquis
Kudini which he left with me. Marquis
Itudini declared that "Italy's right to de
mand and to obtain the punishment of the
murderers ana idemnity lor the victims is
unquestionable." It is inferred that Baton
fava s change of phrase mtaut no change
oi oemat a.
I have endeavored to impress upon hini
in so eral personal interviews with which
he lias h jnored me lhat the government ol
tne L nited States is utterly tuu.ble in give
tue assurance which the Marquis Kudini
has demanded liven if the national gov
ernment had the entire jtsrisdiction over
ine auegeu murderers it could not give as
surance to any foreign power that they
should be punished. The president is
unable to see how any Eovernmeut could
justly give an assura ce of this character
in auvunce oi a trial aim veruici oi gumy.
In the constitution of the UnPed
States - it is declared that "in all
criminal prosecutions the accused shall en
joy the right to a speedy and public trial by
an impartial jury ot tne state ana district
wherein the crime shall have been com
mitted. ' It needs no argument to prove
a jury could not be impartial if it were iu
any sense or to any degree bound before
the trial of the accused by an .assurance
whicn the president of the Uniied States
bad ventured to give to a foreign power.
In the constitution of the state of Louisi
ana under whose immediate jurisdiction
he crimes were committed the same pro-
ision is t und. So that the governor ol
that stale would be as unable to give o
pledge iu advance of the result of the trial
inder the suto law as the president wo. lu
be were it practicable to try the leaders of
"ie mob under the laws of the United
in Baron Fava's second point he de
mands recognition in principle that in
lemnity is due to the relatives ot me vic-
ini8. He is assuredly under a grave error
when he declar-s that the United Slates
overnment declined to take this demand
nto consideration and I shall regret if he
has communicated such a conclusion to
vour government. The United States so
ir trom refusing has distinctly recog-
lized the principle of indemnity to those
Italan subiec's who mav have been
wronged by a violation of rights secured to
them under treaty with the United States
of February 20 1871. 1 have repeat
edly given to Baron Fava assurance
HE HUNTS UP BOOM TOWNS
UhoulH at Work Near Fart
Dreadful Deuth of Conductor
O'llara Negro Rapist
Gai.vf.ston Tex. April 1. The craksman
John B. Ourry alias Saunders is still iu
town under police surveilance. When seen
tonight he was undecided what to do or
where he should go. He said lie had been
notified Dy the chief of police that Gal
veston was not a healthy place for a man
ot his repute to reside in. hie said ne was
dead broke and while a good watchmaker
willing to work honestly at his trade he
he could not expect any reputable
man to give him employment after
the publication of the El Dorado affair
in which lie had no participation and
knew nothing about it until six weeks ago
when he was advised of It and the parties
who were in it. He said things looked
rather black for him and while he was
anxious and willing to lead an honest up
right life in the future it seemed that every
man's hand was against him and forcing
him to associate with criminals and pursue
th?ir unlawful methods for a livelihood.
The world however owed all men a living
and he was going to have his. While down
in luck at pres mi he was not discouraged
tin; would "bob up serenely" some where
but where he was too discreet to tell.
When asked where he hailed from he
replied Joplin Mo. where he was em-
ployed in a power shop on whose card was
llie legend "lliuigs goes."
When aslced wnat uad pecome oi nis oio
partner (Jreigliton he said lie received a
letter several weeks ago from u mm nl
friend of Oreighton and his idea was that
Jim Creighton was out of trouble and that
he (the friend) had signed Jim's note for
All efforts to draw Curry out as to his
past life proved unavailing but he has
Deen all over tne west racinc siope ana
va assurance - "r-r
thai uuder direction of the president su!'' lu uwrsv
.... ..... ' ..I itt a rtf tkn lra.iiant uml d iiluu( mull nn tha
all tne tacts and incidents connected i " "" d.o.
with the unhappy tragedy at NewOrleanson
the Uthof March last should be most thor-
oughly investigated. I have also inform-
ed him that in a matter of such gravity the
government of the United State would not
permit itself to be unduly hurried nor will
it make answer to any demand until every
fact essential to a correct judgment shall
have been fully ascertained through legal
The impatience of the aggieved may be
natural but its indulgence does not always
secure the most substantial justice.
Accept sir the assurance of my high con-
sideration. (Signed) James G. Blaine.
New Oiii.eans April 1. Atwood Violett
& Co. say :
Futures Livarpool did decline 3 to 4-C4
as we expected but the market did not
sympathize but improved two points. Re
ceipts do not seem to have influence any
longer. The larger the supply the steadier
the market apparently for futures. What
is to become of the spot accumulation re-
mains to be sesn. Our New York dispatch
says the market is unreaionably steady and
encourages the bulls but the shorts are sat-
isfied to wait.
Port receipts today are 9700 against 7700
last year. The semi-weekly interior move
ment at thirteen towns shows receipts
Friday 18000 against 1100) for all this
week last year while the stock shows a loss
of only 90 since a week ago. These thir-
teen towns show an excess of stock of 164-
000 over last year. Receipts here tomorrow
will be 4000 against 6700 at all ports last
F. o. b. No market. Sales !SO0 bales.
Spots Steady. Sales 4200. Demand
good for staple cotton; all English buyers.
A Carious Case.
Eastland Tex. April 1. C. G. Mal-
lenquist a thrifty farmer of Eastland
county was placed in jail here yesterday
charged with insanity. He claims that
J. F. Patterson one of the leading mer
chants of Cisco and i . C. Leveaux cash-
ier of the Cisco National bank have hyp-
notized him and that it is necessary for
him to remove them for his own safety.
Uc has no relative here or anywhere else
as far as known. He fired at the officers
who arrested him and claims lie will sue
for $50000 for false imprisonment.
Killed About a Trifle.
Jacksonville Tex. April 1. During
a quarrel over some plow tools this morn-
ing Cam Lumsford shot and instantly
killed Grant Dougherty colored about
ten miles northwest of this place. Lums-
ford is no under arrest.
Pcf.blo Col. April I. A coal train on
the Santa Fe collided with a freight on the
Rio Grande near Flcrena last night.
Aithur Balden head brakeman on the
Santa Fe train and Fireman Cokely were
killed. Walter Herrington brakeman wai
probably fatally hurt . Several other Santa
Fe em d loves were more or less iniured. It
is reported that several on the Rio Grande
train were hurt but their names are unknown.
Despite Currv's cautiousness the follow
ine facts were gleaned of his career in the
part four years: He was pinched in Los
Angelos Cal. during the boom there for a
trick of $2200 and after a detention ol
twenty days was set at liberty. He was
arrested in Kansas City Sept. 25 1890 with
5000 worth of diamonds which he sent
another man after to the express office
and when takfn before Chief of Police
Spears he said his name was S. P. King.
Spears turned him over to Pat A. Keefe.
chief detective of the Chicago and St. Paul
Railway Company for an express job done
in Austin. Mum where a lotcf good
money was taken. The express officials
not being able to identify Ciirry he was
held one day in Austin and then taken to
St. Paul where there was a sheriff from
Iowa Illinois and Wisconsin each with
requisitions for him for some crime com-
mitted in their respective states but being
unable to identify him Curry was turned
loose. He has been in the clutches of
Pinkerton's men who failed in making a
esse against him.
He was also arrested in other parts of the
country but he will not disclose where and
is also wanted iD other parts. He first
came to Galveston last April under the
name of W. B. Miles and worked in Mi
gel's pawn shop at his trade where be was
employed when recently arrested and while
here was approached to do a job but de-
clined and soon after lelt and went to
Kerens Texas and remaining there a short
time went to Minneapolis.
Curry seems to make it a point to follow
up booms and generally succeeds in getting
in his work in boom towns but Galvesto
not being of that order he did not attempt
to queer anybody here.
HELD ON A SERIOU3 CHARGE.
An Elderly Man Charged With Outraging a
Dknison Tex. April 1. Word was re-
ceived today from Van A'styne to place Joe
Williams underarrest on a charge of rap-
ing a 13-year-old girl in that city last Sat-
urday. Williams drives an express wagon
and the officers had no trouble in finding
and placing him within the arras of the
law. A reporter was on hand and learned
the particulars from Williams and his at-
torney F. G. Randall. It seems that Will-
iams has a brother liviDg in the
country near Van Alstyne who was seri-
nnal v h 1111. Inst week and to whom he was
called Saturday afternoon. He says while
walking towards his brother's house a
vnnns girl happened along at the same
tim He walked by her side for some dis
tance until a house was reached which she
entered saying her friends lived there.
Williams said the girl appeared very much
frightened while walking by him for'which
be could not account. He sternly denied
He is a man apparently fifty years of
age. He has a wife and child who ac-
comnanied him to Van Alstyne on the
afternoon train. Those who have known
Williams and have talked with him about
thn mutter feel convinced that the whole
thing is a bluff and they speak well of
Death of a Negro Horsethief.
Dknison Tex. April L Sheriff Nunn of
Brazos county arrived here on the early
morning train having in charge a colored
prisoner by the name of Tom Randall
wanted for horse stealing in Brazos county
The negro was captured by the ofHcen in a
locality near Eufaula Ala. and was held a
prisoner.The gheriffof Brazos county wa in.
formed ol the -'u-t a.'i upon recemusf t.hi
intelligence started after his maa. Upon
arrival in Eufaula he found the prisoner
mi tiering from puumonia but able to
walk around and upon the advice of the
prisoner's physician decided to at once re
turn with the prisoner. While en route to
lexas the negro became terrible sick and
while being taken from the cars this morn-
ing suddenly died. Judge Hughes was
summoned and an inquest was held over
the body and a verdict that death was
natural was rendered. It was then decided
to turn the corpse over to the county as
paupor and the remains were taken to the
potter's field. The negro was wanted uuder
two ctiarges of horse theft.
IHE KINCA1D TRIAL.
The Defendant's Own Story of the Shoot
Ing of Ex-Representative Taulbee.
Wasuinmton April 1. Defendant in the
the Kincaid trial-was put upon the stand
today. He testified as to the poor state of
ms health for some years before the shoot-
ng to repeated insults heaped upon him
and assaults made upon him by Taulbee
and the threats made against his life by
the deceased. The altercation which had
shortly preceded the shooting was graphic
nlly described witness testifying that Taul
bee had called nun a "damn Utile coward
and monkey" and to'd him to arm himself
ne nred tiecause he believed it was laui-
bee's life or his.
Witntss further testified that on one oc
casion when he met Taulbee the latter
said putting his hand into his right hand
pocket : "l ought to cut your d d throat"
or will cut it." On the day of the shoot-
ng and a little before Taulbee seized him
by the shoulder used him roughly wrench
ed his ear and applied the most offensive
language to him and pushing mm away
ild mm to go and urm liuuselt. This lie
hissed iu his ear. Kincaid said
that after this he went to
his room and laid down and after a
White concluded to return to the capitol to
his work. He put into his pocket a re
volver which he had never carried. Wit-
nets described his movements at the
capitol and after completing his work sa d
he decided to go to the lunch room for
lunch and see Mr. Goodnight. He went
down stairs at his ordinary pace leaning
on his cane. He passed two men near the
in of the Bteiis. lie had gone down to the
first platform and a step or two on the next
flight. He saw Taulbee standing there
with another man who was whispering to
nn taulbee was not less than live steps
I he other man was a sten or two above
him. "As soon as we recognized each
other" said Kincaid "Taulbee came to
ward me with his right hand in his pocket.
I said "you are going to kill we are you?"
At the same time the other man wheeled
and interrupted Taublee for a moment.
lain bee came on. l retreated to the plat
form and said: "Stand back stand back."
drawing my revolver. As he came on the
upper step 1 tired. He was close to me. He
was within reaching distance. 1 stood
there said the witness exporting a second
attack." Upon cros-examination Kin-
caid's testimony was unshaken.
Nkw rfYoKK April 1. Santiago Chili
advices to Feb. 27 say the revolutionists
now have complete control of the northern
provinces which is a great source of
strength to them and injury to the govern
ment. On the 19th the revolutionists were
defeated at Dolores. fi.On the 2fth the
rebels were triumphant at Iquique and
Taparuca and the government forces ter
ribly beaten. The town of Iquique was
totally ruined and 1200 people killed.
By far the bloodiest and most merciless
battle was fought on the 2Mth at Tarpaca.
The revolutionists attacked the city and
the government forces by sea ai:d land.
Firing began early in the morning and
continued several hours destroying 2000
Got Twenty-Seven Tears.
Dallas Tex. April 1. A few weeks ago
Frank Q iinnan a negro was arrested on
the charge of highway robbery. Herheld
up Mat Peterson on the Trunk railway near
the edge of the city. After his arrest he
was identified by Mrs. Blackburn as the
negro who made criminal assault upon her
while she was preparing dinner at a tent
where she lived on Turtle creek in North
Dallas. Today Qui n nan was tried on both
Lcbarges in Judge Burke's court. On the
roooery cnarge ne was convicted ior ten
years and on the charge of assault he was
convicted for seventeen years.
A Sea Fight Probable.
Santiago db Chili April 1. Elections
just held here have resulted in a complete
triumph for the Liberals. It is reported
that the situation in which the insurgents
at Iquique find themselves is a most des-
perate o e. Everything is at famine
prices and the supply of coal is exhausted.
The insurgent squadron is scouring the
coast in the hope of capturing colliers.
The Chilian government flotilla con isting
of two gun boats three torpedo boats and
an armed cruiser is almost reaoy to pro-
ceed against the rebel ships. A desperate
conflict seems to be ioe itable.
TUS BATCHOFF mukdek.
Visnna April 1. The Pesth Lloyd in an
inspired article says that if it can be
proved that the murder of Minister Batch-
off at Sofia was due to Russian influence it
will be the duty of the powers jointly to
send a protest to Russia.
A TERRIFIC NAVAI. BATTLf..
Engagement Between Chilian Rebels and
Government Vessels and i'oi U on Shore.
San Francisco April 1. Private advices
from Valparaiso Btate that the ironclad
Lilanco belonging to the insurgents re-
cently attempted to blow up tharmed gov-
ernment tug Florence with a fish torpedo.
The torpedo missed the til but was struck;
by a floating dry dock in the harbor blow-
ing it to pieces. The Blanco was thereupon
treated to a hot fire of Bhot and shall from
every gun in the fors and steamed out of
the harbor. The same night the torpedo
boat and the tug Florence stole out to at-
tack the Blsnco. The ironclad was not
alone being in company with the sloop of
war O'lliggins. Both ships compelled lha
government vessels t return to the
harbor and followed tluiu in hot.
pursuit and the heavy shell from the .Vilanoo
struck the Florence and blowing her en tirely
out of the water and every one of her
crew of seventeen men were either killed or
wounded. A broadside from the O'Jliggina
knocked the toroedo boat all to nieces.
The two insurgent vessels then turned
their attention to the forts and a lively hat-
tie ensued. A thell from the' fort
struck the O'Higgins and went through hr.
Another shell caused a gun on her quarter
deck to explode.
vvneii the smoke cleared away toe deck
was lound to have been literally lorn out of
the vessel and nine men out of a gun's
crew of twelve w re blown to atoms. The
sloop was at once taken out of range of the
guns in the forts.
Charged With Robbing a Po(.tfllce Manj
By the Cars.
Tkxahkana Tex. April 1.- -W. Anderson
was arrested and lodged in jail today on
descriptions sent from Queen City and ask-
ing the officers here to hold fiint. iieen
City is twenty-five miles son! h of here and
the postofilce was burglarized lust Monday
night and Anderson is suspnr.ed to be the
guilty party When arrested he had on
him between $50 and fiiO in
stamps of various denominations
and several pieces of muil matter sent from
numerous points to persons at ('iieen City
tie win ue neid tor the postomcti inspector.
A. G. O'llara. a freight cfnidunlor on tlu
Cotton Belt while attempting to cross on
top of his train to the engine near Gar-
land City twenty miles eat-t ol' here ttiis
morning fell and was hotrihiy mangled.
One foot caught in ilia brako
beams and as the train was on the '
down grade making twenty live miles au
hour he was dragged more than a miie be-
f. re the train could be stumx-ii. II left
$2500 in cash to Mrs. Nellie Baker a widow
of this city whom he was engaged to marry.
He aUo held twp life insurance policies t;i
her favor of $1)000 each. Tl.y bomfl of the
deceased was at St. Louis to which place
his remains will be taken for burial .
Galveston Tex. April 1. Two areas of
pressure appear on today's uj.iji one over
the Atlantic states and one over the Rocky
Mountain slope and two areus of low prea-
sure one over North Tcxae and (he other
over the Jake region. Tl": fnmoeraturo
has changed but slightly during ihe past
24 hours. Local rains have iallen in dif-
ferent parts of the country but have been
verv liuht except along the Allautio coast
where they have amounted to three-fourtha
of an inch. The winds coidinuu variable
Sngar Going Do u.
Nkw York April 1. As today wa. tlm
first of the refiners getting the benefit of
t'.ie removal of duty on the principal grades
of sugar wherewith refined sui;ir sympa-
thizes there was a more active business
in the latter. Consumers in the country
had h id ofl'a few days or bought close to
the actual wants in order to obtain cloae
benefits. Raw sugar was reduced this
morning to 3c net for fair refining S'jo
net for 0G-tesi centrifugals 2 3 l'i.A 2 5-!jc
formolases while refined down to 5c for
cut loaf and crusned 4c tor powdered
and 44s for granulated.
Jay Gould's Cot. use!.
Nkw Yomc. April 1. Touching a dm-
patch from Austin Tex. e digging that Jay
Gould's claim against the International
railroad was fraudulent counsel for Gould
today said that Gould loaned a great sura
of money to the railroad company when it
was badly in need of funds und that he was
unable to get it back hence it was that suit
was instituted and the action waa subse-
quently approved by the directors of Us.
The Canadlaa Premier's Cousin.
Fort Smith Ark. April 1. Jno. M. Mc-
Donald a oousin of Sir John McDonald
Canadian premier and one of the mast re-
markable characters in the country died
ht re yesterday.
Clarke's Extractor Flax Cough Cure.
It is a sure cure for Whoopirjg Cough. It .
stops the whoop and permits the child to
catch its breath. It is entirely harmless.
Good for any cough of childhood or old age.
It heals the bronchi and lun ;s and stops
the cough. For winter or bronchial cough
this syrup is the best ever dlssovered. Only
one size large bottle. Price $1 at Oscar
Samostz' drug store.
Clarke's Flax Soap makes t!ie skin smooth
soft and white. Price 25 eeiits.
"A stitch in time saves nine" and if yoa
take Hood's Sareaparilla no w a may save
months of future possible sicknes.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. IT. S. Gov't Report Auf . 17 i53j..
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